a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
frontier settlement, outpost(noun)
a settlement on the frontier of civilization
a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops
A military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops.
The outpost did not have enough ammunition to resist a determined assault.
The body of troops manning such a post.
Sgt. Smith fleeced most of the rest of the outpost of their earnings in their weekly game of craps.
An outlying settlement.
Beyond the border proper, there are three small outposts not officially under government protection.
Origin: out + post
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
owt′pōst, n. a post or station beyond the main body of an army: the troops placed there.
opt-outs, opts out, out-tops
The numerical value of outpost in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of outpost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We’re an outpost. We’re still kind of unheard of here, but we’re getting more and more attention.
De jure we are not allies, but de facto we are much more than partners. Ukraine is the most eastern outpost of the Euro-Atlantic area.
When they got out of the cars they were attacked by young settlers from the outpost who were carrying clubs and axes. They struck the cars with clubs but the security guards did not respond with their weapons.
There were six security guards from the consulate riding in two cars, when they got out of the cars they were attacked by young settlers from the outpost who were carrying clubs and axes. They struck the cars with clubs but the security guards did not respond with their weapons.
We understand (small businesses) don't have the benefit of large IT tech infrastructure and development, and they need our assistance in this area disproportionately more than a large business would, we've never set up an outpost in a city - in a garage - as we have here in Leeds, and offered these services openly. For us, it's an exciting experiment.
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Translations for outpost
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- Vorposten, AußenpostenGerman
- puesto, posteros, finca, colonia, aldea, fortificación, comunidad, presidioSpanish
- etuvartio, etuvartioasemaFinnish
- מאחז, מוצב חוץHebrew
- buitenpost, voorpostDutch
- posto avançadoPortuguese
- avanpost, avanposturiRomanian
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